Category: Contractors

Firms risk losing business if they demonstrate poor data security practices

There has been a marked increase in cyberattack attempts on businesses as criminals try to exploit organisations that are now operating remotely.

Self-employed warned that Covid-19 grant is taxable

Grants made to the self-employed and partners in trading businesses under the SEISS scheme are likely to be included in claimants’ 2020/21 self-assessment tax returns

FSB outlines recommendations to Chancellor as many firms face reopening costs

FSB: ‘The fundamental question facing small businesses today is: can I open in a way that’s both commercially viable and safe?’.

New government code provides support to shops and local firms

The suspension of the forfeiture of evictions will come as a relief in particular to pubs, cafes and restaurants after the hospitality sector called upon the government for action in this area.

Many contractors are still missing out on financial help despite SEISS lifeline

IPSE: ‘The numbers benefitting from SEISS are a far cry from the 95% of freelancers the Chancellor initially promised. There are 5 million self-employed people in the UK, but of these only up to 3.4 million are eligible.’

UK hiring confidence seeing some improvement

Although confidence in hiring is still negative, it is seeing some improvement, indicating that the worst could be behind us.

APSCo responds to latest furlough scheme announcement

APSCo: ‘Initiatives like the Job Retention Scheme have helped to protect employees throughout Covid-19. crisis. However, many employees face unemployment due to the impact of the lockdown and the longer lasting effects of Covid-19 on many sectors of the economy’.

APSCo welcomes furlough scheme extension

Last week, the Chancellor announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.